The number one question every lash artist gets, "Are all my lashes going to fall out." "Do lashes ruin your eyelashes?"
I always had an obsession with eyes and form a young age I wore eyelash strips all the time I was so in love with them and the difference the lashes made on my eyes. At the age of 18 I decided to get eyelash extensions. They were fairly new! At 20 years old I took my first eyelash extension course. I will be turning 29 this May. 11 years of eyelash extension! Crazy right? So many people have said to me "You probably have no lashes anymore right?" WRONG! Keep reading so you can see my picture that was taken after 11 years of lash extension!
I am very picky with the products I chose for my clients and myself. Those who I lash are familiar with that. If I don't use it on myself, I will not be using it on my clients. I use very high quality products. I am also very honest, If I know your lashes cant handle a certain look I always inform my client to let them know that doing the look they want to achieve may be heavy for the natural lashes causing some damage, if that is the case.
When my clients want to take their lashes off I never want them to think I have "ruined" their lashes. When lashing, my number one priority is keeping the natural lashes healthy while giving them the look they want. This is why I do consultations before the first full set to inform the client what look they can get and what look do they want. During the pandemic we were all forced to go on a lash break. The amount of messages I got from clients with a picture of their lashes and a message saying "look how long my lashes are" made me so happy!
HERE IT IS, 11 YEARS OF LASH EXTENSIONS! MY LASHES!
TOP 4 EYELASH EXTENSION MYTHS
Myth #1: Your Eyelashes Will Fall Out:
Eyelash extensions should not damage or make natural eyelashes fall out any faster than they would. We naturally lose up to 5 natural lashes per day. Most people do not notice their natural lashes falling out because they are not easily visible. When your eyelash extension falls out they are larger, thicker and darker than natural lashes making the natural lash easier to see and more noticeable when they fall out. If extensions are applied incorrectly natural lashes can become damaged in fallout. If they are done correctly with a proper trained technician with the proper products your natural lashes will be completely safe!
Myth # 2: Your Eyelashes Won't Grow Back:
Eyelashes extension if applied properly will not damage or prevent new lash growth. All eyelashes follow the hair growth cycle. The hair growth cycle consists of lashes growing in and falling. If you have a habit of pulling or picking the eyelash extensions in extreme cases this this habit can hinder hair growth
FUN FACT:The Human eyelash grows between 8-12 mm in length. Lashes on the upper eyelid can range anywhere from 40-200 and more. Lower lashes can range anywhere from 50-150 eyelashes. The eyelashes on the upper lid are different from the lower eyelid. Top eyelashes are much coarser and longer then bottom. Eyelashes are ALWAYS growing and have a life span of 60-90 days.
Eyelashes have 3 stages of hair growth:
• Anagen:The active eyelash growth phase. Nourishment of hair follicle via blood supply enable hair growth. The premature eyelash is relatively new growth.
• Catagen:The transition phase. Hair follicle detaches from nourishing blood supply. The healthy eyelash has been growing for 2-4 weeks and is strong.
• Telogen:The resting phase. Without nourishment, the hair dies and falls out. These long lashes that are fully grown are prone to falling out at any time.
Myth #3: They Take Too Long To Apply:
In the beginning stages of the application process it will take longer for application. Like learning anything new the more experienced a lash artist has the faster and more efficient this process becomes.
Myth #4 Anybody Can Do Eyelash Extension
Applying lash extension is very challenging. Lash artists require ability to pay attention to small details for long amount of time as thy are working with shape tweezers on delicate hair. Most places require a cosmetology or aesthetician license or a certificate to be certified in doing eyelash extensions. I strongly advise you to do your research and make sure to see a trained technician.
Passion is the most important trait of a successful entrepreneur. When you are genuinely loving your job you are always willing to put in those extra hours to make your business succeed because there is a joy your business gives which goes beyond the money. The most rewarding part of my job is making people feel good and increasing their confidence. The saying "look good, feel good" is so true. If you have had lashes before you know the difference it makes and how good you feel! I love when a client looks in the mirror and is brought to tears because she didn't know she could look so beautiful.